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Frank Tripucka, first Denver Broncos QB, dies at 85 years old -
When Frank Tripucka first arrived in Denver in 1960 to work for the newly-formed Broncos of the newly-formed American Football League, he was only supposed to help assist head coach Frank Filchock in a coaching capacity.

Broncos' First QB, Tripucka, Passes Away |
The original No. 18 for the Broncos, Frank Tripucka, passed away Thursday morning at the age of 85.

Broncos News & Blogs

Peyton Manning vs. Eli Manning and Nine Other Key Storylines for Week Two - NFL Mocks
Quarterback rivalries are the backbone of what makes the NFL so much fun to watch. Few have captivated fans more than the brother vs. brother slug fest between Peyton Manning and Eli Manning.

Woodyard's World: Week 2 |
Wesley Woodyard talks about the season-opening win, his ankle injury and Denver's Week 2 opponent.

Ramirez's Contract Extension 'A Blessing' |
After walking a long road toward becoming the Broncos' starting center, Manny Ramirez called his two-year contract extension 'a blessing' on Thursday.

Peyton Manning Will Shred the New York Giants Secondary in Week 2 | Bleacher Report
After passing for 462 yards with seven touchdowns in Week 1, Peyton Manning is set up for another huge game against the New York Giants on Sunday.

Will New York Giants fake injuries to slow fast-paced Broncos offense? - The Denver Post
Hochmans Happy Hour: Each weekday near quittin time, Denver Post sports columnist Benjamin Hochman primes the barstool banter. In this installment, Hochman looks at faking injuries.

Latest Von Miller brouhaha something from nothing for Broncos LB - The Denver Post
Gee, Von Miller. Uh, whats happening? That warrant supposedly issued to Miller by the state of California for not showing up in court on a speeding ticket? Turns out there was no warrant.

Broncos practice field under water in Colorado floods; Wesley Woodyard back from injury - The Denver Post
Not even the Broncos were immune to the effects of the massive amounts of rain being dumped on Colorado, as they were forced to practice on the auxiliary field turf field because the natural grass fields were flooded.

Broncos vs. Giants: Week 2 Game Notes | Bronco Planet
The odds in Las Vegas for the 3rd Manning Bowl have shifted slightly. The Denver Broncos are favored by 4.5 points over the home team New York Giants in this Sunday’s matchup. Here are the Broncos game notes for the contest.

You Got Served: All-22 review - Broncos vs Ravens - It's All Over, Fat Man!
Anyway, better late than never, right? I watched the All-22 last night, and the one downside of the Broncos having run a ton of plays is that the film take forever to watch.

Broncos' Wes Welker the John Stockton of the NFL? - Predominantly Orange
Wes Welker stands just 5’9″ and weighs 185 pounds. He’s one of the NFL’s smaller guys, yet he takes some of the biggest hits around.

The Recipe: Touchdown pass #6 to Demaryius Thomas - It's All Over, Fat Man!
Today, I wanted to look at the sixth (!) of Peyton Manning's seven (!!!) touchdown passes, which covered 26 yards, and went to Demaryius Thomas.

Falece Frank Tripucka, primeiro QB do Broncos "
O primeiro quarterback a jogar pela franquia do Denver Broncos e detentor da desaposentada camiseta #18, Frank Tripucka, faleceu na manhã dessa quinta-feira em Woodland Park (NJ) aos 85 anos.

Broncos Media

Peyton Manning will be the NFL's MVP -
An NFL record-tying seven touchdowns in Week 1's game against the Ravens was just the start for Peyton Manning. Here are three reasons why Manning's headed for a fifth Most Valuable Player award.

BTV Daily: Mannings To Meet for Third Time |
Peyton and Eli Manning talk about what it's like to play each other and why winning will always matter most.

Gase on Tempo, More Balance |
Offensive coordinator Adam Gase talks to the press after Thursday's practice.

Welker: Giants are 'Resilient Team' |
Wide receiver Wes Welker speaks to the media on Thursday about facing a "resilient" Giants team.

Del Rio on Giants, Pressure from Front Four |
Defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio talks to the press after Thursday's practice.

AFC West Rival Roundup

Why the Kansas City Chiefs Can Win the AFC West over Denver Broncos - NFL Mocks
Sometimes it’s not wise to make bold predictions after one week of football but the sample may still be large enough to enhance earlier beliefs. In this case the Kansas City Chiefs look like the only team that can steal the AFC West division from the Denver Broncos.

Stopping Tony Romo and giving Jamaal Charles the ball - Arrowhead Pride
Ryan Scott Hall of Amateur Hour fame drops in with a few keys for the Chiefs beating the Cowboys this weekend.

Author, Collector & Scholar at Tales from the American Football League - Bolts From The Blue
Todd Tobias is the author of seminal American Football League works on the Los Angeles / San Diego Chargers, "Charging Through the AFL: Los Angeles" and "San Diego Chargers' Football in the 1960s and Bombs Away! Air Coryell and the San Diego Chargers."

Terrelle Pryor a true student of the game - Silver And Black Pride
Terrelle Pryor is the type of player that wants to watch everybody and everything that has to do with football and to figure out a way to adapt it to his own game.

NFL News & Blogs

Ozzie Newsome through the eyes of the men who know him | The MMQB with Peter King
Ozzie Newsome, Hall of Fame tight end and architect of the Ravens’ two Super Bowl champions, doesn’t talk much about himself, but listen to the men who know him and you’ll learn something of the esteem in which he’s held throughout the league

NFL Power Rankings, Week 2: Eagles, Redskins on the move in opposite directions -
After just one week of games played, teams are already on the move up and down the rankings. Find out which teams soared and which ones faltered.

Mark Sanchez injury: Jets QB opting for rehab over shoulder surgery -
The New York Jets forced Mark Sanchez to watch from the sideline as rookie Geno Smith won his first NFL game last Sunday, but the fifth-year quarterback isn't giving up on the 2013 season yet.

The rise of the zebras | National Football Post
Chances are pretty good that Mike Pereira never set out to be a celebrity. To the contrary, in fact, Pereira’s choice of avocations many years ago actually suggested a distinct preference for anonymity.

NFP power rankings | National Football Post
The common refrain you’ve no doubt heard uttered time and time again this past week is that you cannot overreact to what took place on the gridiron in Week 1. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t react at all.

Advanced NFL Stats: Which NFL Coaches Win Significantly More than Average?
In 2009, Josh McDaniels got off to a 6-0 start as the new head coach of the Denver Broncos. If you remember any game from this streak, it was their win over Cincinnati in the opener. Late in the 4th quarter, Brendan Stokely caught a tipped passed and rumbled into the end zone for a game winning touchdown. The play was immortalized as the Immacculate Deflection.

Secret Superstars: Week 1 |
After all the excitement of celebrating the return of football, Week 1 is in the books. As is standard for the NFL, it was a week filled with big performances, big letdowns and plenty to be dissected.

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